Exam ID HP0-S35
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 70%
Delivery languages English, Japanese
Related Certifications
  • HP AIS - Converged Infrastructure Integration [2011] (inactive)
  • HP ASE - Data Center and Cloud Architect V1 (inactive)
  • HP ATP - BladeSystem Solutions Integrator V8.1 (inactive)
  • HP ATP - BladeSystem Solutions Integrator V8 - upgrade from AIS - HP BladeSystem Solutions [2010] or AIS - HP ProLiant ML/DL/SL Servers [2010] (inactive)
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Register for this Exam

You will need an HP Learner ID and a Pearson VUE login and password.

During the exam, you can make specific comments about the exam and items. HP welcomes these comments as part of our continuous improvement process.
No online or hard copy reference material will be allowed at the testing site. This exam may contain beta test items for experimental purposes.

Exam description

This exam tests your abil;ity to implement HP BladeSystem Solutions. It tests your understanding of the technologies deployed in the HP BladeSystem Server Solutions including the HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) Server technologies and solutions.

Who should take this exam?

Although anyone can take the exam, it is recommended that candidates have a minimum of one year experience with server technologies, preferably HP BladeSystem solutions. It is also expected that you will have industry-standard server technology knowledge from training, hands on experience or participation in other technical events. This guide describes some of these ways and provides references to materials for further preparation.

Exam contents

This exam has 60 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)

Tips for taking this exam

Rather than emphasize simple memorization, this exam attampts to assess whether you have the knowledge
and skills that an IT professional requires on the job. Therefore, many test items present a scenario, which outlines a particular network environment or problem. Some test items also include exhibits, which might show:
  • Network diagram for cable connections to interconnect module
  • Enclosure rack placement and configuration
  • Screenshot showing the results of executing a command
  • SIM Web browser interface screenshot
    You will need to use the exhibit to complete the test item successfully.
    You will have less than two minutes per question. Some questions will take much less time, and some will require a bit more. If allowed by the system you are using to take the exam, you might want to answer the questions about which you are sure first and then move back to the others.

Take the time to read the entire question and consider all of the options carefully before you answer. If the question indicates that it features an exhibit, study the exhibit and reread the question. Make sure to select the answer that correctly responds to the question that is asked — not simply an answer that includes some correct information. If the question asks for more than one answer, remember to select each correct answer. You will not receive partial credit for a partially correct answer.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:

Fundamental server architectures and technologies

  • Compare and contrast processor technologies and usage
  • Identify blade architecture & technology benefits
  • Identify current server OS & virtualization solutions
  • Define disaster recovery concepts and technologies
  • Identify and define data center components design


HP Server products, solutions and warranty/service offerings

  • Differentiate HP server products, technologies, processes
  • Describe health and fault technologies
  • Identify and define HP datacenter and rack infrastructure solutions
  • Compare and contrast I/O connectivity options
  • Compare and contrast HP storage options
  • Identify HP management tools & solutions
  • Differentiate HP standard warranties for server solutions


Solution implementation (install, configure, setup

  • Install the rack and accessories
  • Install and configure server hardware, infrastructure, options
  • Install and attach HP external storage
  • Configure server and related options
  • Install HP supported operating system
  • Install, configure HP management software
  • Validate, test, and document the solution


Solution enhancement (performance-tune, optimization, upgrade)

  • Set performance thresholds
  • Reestablish new baseline
  • Perform system upgrades


Solution troubleshooting, repair, and replacement

  • Gather troubleshooting information and data
  • Evaluate data to determine problem
  • Execute the plan
  • Test if fault is resolved using appropriate tools


Solution management (administrative and operational tasks)

  • Configure HP Systems Insight Manager
    •Use HP Server Management
  • Manage/maintain components using appropriate tools
  • Manage/maintain operating system

Sample questions

These questions help you access whether you are ready to take the exam. Answers to the sample questions are provided at the end of the document. To view sample questions, print or download this page.

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